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Cherry Pie Recipe

25 cherry recipes

Published: June 15, 2021 at 5:29 pm
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Make the most of this sharply sweet fruit in our dessert recipes, from classic bakewell tart to sugar-crusted cherry pie and cherry blondies

Looking for fresh cherry recipes? Want the best cherry desserts? Try our ideas here then check out our strawberry recipes.


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When are cherries in season?

UK cherry season is short, it starts in June and ends in July.

Easy cherry recipes

Pickled cherry, gorgonzola and rocket salad

Pickled cherries provide plenty of of tangy, summery flavours – a great way to savour this summer fruit right through to autumn.

A white oval platter on pink mottled stone, topped with rocket leaves and cherries

Cherry cake

Glacé cherries are the star ingredient in this simply fruity bake. It only needs 10 minutes to prep, and the oven does most of the work.

Cherry loaf cake on a board with the end sliced off

Cherry pie

Combine cherries in kirsch from a jar with fresh black cherries to make a comforting filling for this sweet shortcrust pastry pie.

Cherry Pie Recipe

Black forest gateau cheesecake

This dark, indulgent chocolate cheesecake swirled with raspberries is a great showstopper for any occasion. Making the chocolate collar is really worth the effort for an extra special touch.

Black Forest Easy Cheesecake Recipe

Cherry jam and almond galettes

Check out our almond galettes with whole black cherries and cherry jam. These mini tarts are made easy with ready-made puff pastry and a simple homemade almond frangipane.

Almond Frangipane Recipe with Cherries

Black cherry bakewell slices with coconut

Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect with an afternoon cuppa. Try more afternoon tea treats here...

Cherry Bakewell Recipe with Coconut

Pickled cherries

Make these dark and juicy sweet pickled cherries. This quick and easy pickle recipe is bursting with sweet cherry flavour and goes perfectly with charcuterie, salads or roast pork.

Pickled Cherries in a kilner jar served on a wooden board with ham and bread

Cherry and pistachio bakewell galette

Check out this easy twist on the classic British bakewell tart. Pistachios add a vivid green colour and richness to the traditional almond filling. Chilling the tart before baking helps set the shape so don’t skip that step.

Bakewell Tart with Cherries and Pistachio galette cut up into triangles and served on round white plates on a rustic white table

Cherry ice cream

Sweet, juicy cherries and vanilla custard ice-cream, perfect for cooling off on a warm day. Seriously simple to prepare and no need for an ice-cream maker. How can you resist? Check out more of our ice cream ideas here...

Cherry ripple ice cream

Black cherry granita

Try our black cherry granita, it's a perfect summer palate cleanser. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it's great for a big crowd.

Black Cherry Granita Recipe

Sugar-crusted cherry pies

Morello cherries in jars or tins make a great store cupboard ingredient so you can knock up these individual sweet pies at a moment's notice. The sugar topping gives a crunchy finish to the pastry.

Cherry Pie Recipe

Black forest trifle

The best pudding comes in a glass! This easy idea for trifle uses ready made brownies and cornflake cakes, with cherries and blueberries. Topped with custard, cream and chocolate – what's not to love? An ideal dessert for a special dinner with friends or family.

Cherry crunch trifle

Fresh cherry and coconut lamingtons

Lamingtons, originally from Australia, make a delicious teatime treat. Mini cakes, decorated in cherry jam and desiccated coconut, topped with a fresh cherry.

Cherry and Coconut Lamingtons Recipe

Goat's curd, pickled cherry and pecan toasts

This recipe for goat's curd, pickled cherry and pecan toasts makes a great, simple veggie snack or lighter lunch.

Cherry Toasts With Goat's Curd

Bakewell tart

Create a classic British bakewell tart with step-by-step help. Try this recipe with other seasonal fruits such as strawberries or cherries, if you like.

Bakewell tart

Black forest brownies

Black forest brownies combine two of our favourite sweet treats. This brownie/black forest gâteau mash-up is boozy, cherry-studded, chocolatey heaven. Add a big dollop of kirsch spiked cream if you can handle it. More brownie ideas here...

Black Forest Brownies Recipe

White forest trifle

This trifle is an easy and stylish Christmas dessert to make during the festive season or all year round. Ready in only 30 minutes, our white forest cake will become a crowd favourite in no time.

Chocolate Trifle Dessert Recipe

Chocolate-dipped meringue with cherries and boozy cream

Add fresh cherries to this simple recipe alone with boozy cream for a grown up dessert. Check out these chocolate-dipped meringues with cherries and boozy cream. This recipe is really simple and incredibly moreish, a great summer dessert.

Choc-Dipped Meringues with Cherries

Baileys chocolate tiffin with cherries

Check out these indulgent chocolate tiffins with our favourite Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. You don’t have to include the edible glitter but it does give added bling.

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Cherry almond crumbles

These individual pots of cherry-deliciousness couldn't be simpler to make, the perfect baking project with the kids. Flaked almonds add a sweet crunch everyone will love.

Cherry almond crumbles

Cherry blondie tart

Readymade pastry makes this easy, but it's still special enough to serve friends and family. Cherries and white chocolate are a surprisingly good combo.

Cherry blondie tart

Sour cherry stollen bars

This ingredients list may look lengthy but it’s all about building up the textures and flavours to make this the most moreish bar ever – way better than regular stollen.

Christmas Stollen Recipe

Sour cherry cakes with cream cheese frosting

A seasonal favourite. The cream cheese frosting tones down the tartness of the cherries.

Sour cherry cakes with cream cheese frosting

Upside-down cherry torte

Summer berry season is in full swing, so make the most of it with this show-stopping cherry torte. Delicious and easy to make, this dessert is great for entertaining.

Upside-down cherry torte

Cherry bakewell blondies

Cherries help take these blondies to the next level with the classic flavours and ingredients of a bakewell tart.

Cherry Bakewell Blondies Recipe

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